Planter Fasciitis, Will it Last forever?

Plantar fasciitis won't last forever! Discover effective treatment with TLC Physical Therapy. Our expert physical therapists can help you find relief and improve your foot health. Schedule your appointment at our NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Manhattan offices

1/6/20232 min read

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person foot on brown rock

Planter Fasciitis, Will it Last forever?

Are you someone who starts their morning bracing themselves for the first step of the day instead of jumping out of bed? This is a tell-tale sign that you are dealing with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia which impacts upwards of 2 million people every year.

Our team of expert physical therapists at TLC Physical Therapy, with Jason LaMendola PT at the helm, have been extremely successful in treating those coming in with planter fasciitis for a visit.

So the answer is no, planter fasciitis will not last forever.

What is Planter fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes.

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a number of factors, including overuse, repetitive strain, and poor footwear. It is most common in people who are active, such as runners, dancers, and hikers.

The pain of plantar fasciitis is often worse in the morning when you first get out of bed. This is because the plantar fascia is tightest when you are inactive.

There are a number of things you can do to treat plantar fasciitis, including rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). You may also need to wear supportive footwear and orthotics.

How Physical Therapy is a good idea for those suffering with Planter Fasciitis?

Through physical therapy practices we can help those dealing with planter fasciitis to reduce pain and inflammation, improve flexibility and range of motion, strengthen the muscles in your foot and ankle, and learn proper biomechanics to reduce stress on the plantar fascia.

Our physical therapy prefers to use hot and cold massages to reach the above mentioned outcomes and bring faster healing.

Physical therapy can also help you to develop a personalized home exercise program that you can do to maintain your recovery and prevent re-injury, orthotics, and performance tips to prevent your planter fasciitis from bringing that early morning pain.

If you are struggling with plantar fasciitis and are looking for experienced, expert care, contact us at one of our New York City, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan offices to make an appointment.